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“Great Place for Breakfast!”
Review of Antoine's Cafe

Antoine's Cafe
Ranked #6 of 237 Restaurants in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$18
Cuisines: American, Deli
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We stopped in around 1pm on a Saturday and all enjoyed a late breakfast! We parked in the back with no problem finding a parking spot. We were seated immediately when we arrived at the restaurant.

There is seating both inside and outside...it was a warm day and we decided to sit indoors. I ordered an omelet - it came with toast and hash browns. Everything was very good! You know how sometimes in a restaurant the hashbrowns taste like the came out of a bag - the ones served at Antione's did not - they were very good and crisp on top.

The restaurant is close to the freeway - with easy on/off. And away from the pier/beach traffic.

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Thank Heather M
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

we came for lunch and had a short wait for an empty booth - it was busy. antoine's has a friendly staff and were helpful making menu choices. our meals came quickly. they have a varied menu.

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Thank beachminow
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped by on our way to LA, highly recommended! Great food, great service, cozy warm decoration, a must try

Thank Patrick T
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We were traveling through California from San Diego and looking for a place to eat midway. We stumbled upon Antoine's after searching Trip Advisor for the top rated restaurants in San Clemente. Wow, this place was exceptional. Best service, smiling faces, fresh food and coffee. We wanted to taste everything on the menu! A must visit!

Thank CBSpurs1
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

We have been coming here for many years. Typically the service is friendly and the food is terrific. The last couple of times we have found a service and food a bit lacking.

We stopped in for breakfast this week. Quite a wait to get a cup of coffee. Asked for water as well. Never came. Never offered a refill on coffee during our entire meal. Coffee just wasn't up to their usual standard.

Breakfast was one of the worst I've had anywhere in the last year. It hurts to say this! Poached eggs were a tad overcooked. This would have been no big deal if every other component of the meal was top notch as in the past. Asked for crisp bacon - undercooked. Asked for very crispy hash browns. Some was very crispy as requested but some was undercooked. Ok. I know it's hard to get consisently crispy hash browns from a busy kitchen. But this tasted as if it was cooked in bad oil. What I think actually happened is that they super-heated the oil imparting a very bitterflavor to the oil. The toast was burned. Most good kitchens would toss it out and start over.

Most of the meal was left on my plate. An alert server would have asked if something was wrong.

Wow. Indifferent service and a meal that was very "off" on many dimensions.

I think I will take a pass on coming back for a while...at least until the memory of this experience fades.

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Thank DistantVista
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